Saturday, 29 May 2004

Sunday, 16 May 2004

16th May 2004 Beachy 6.15am – 2.00pm. Virtually calm becoming hot and sunny

Fulmar c.5
Gannet c.1E
Cormorant 1
Canada Goose 2W
Shelduck 3E
Scoter c.50E
Sparrowhawk 1
Peregrine 2
Pheasant h
Curlew c.6E
Pomarine Skua 27 (a flock of 19 with 3 higher followed by a 2 and a 3 all of which sat on sea)
Black-headed Gull c.10E
Little Gull 1 being a 1st-s
Kittiwake c.10
Sandwich Tern c.20E
Commic Tern c.35E
Guillemot c.3 sat on sea
Collared Dove 2
Swift c.6
Swallow c.10
Pied Wagtail 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1 + h
Whitethroat c.15
Willow Warbler h
Chiffchaff h
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Long-tailed Tit 1
Jay 1
Linnet c.10
Redpoll 1 flew west over Beachy Head Hotel. Pale rump noted in flight so suspected Mealy. Coincidentally 2 probable Mealy Redpolls trapped at Portland today.
Goldfinch c.5
Corn Bunting 2

Saturday, 15 May 2004

15th May 2004 Beachy 6.15am – 12.15pm. Virtually calm with slight northerly influence. Sunny and hot

Mallard 1 W drake
Scoter c.20E
Oystercatcher c.5E
Arctic Skua 2E
Black-headed Gull c.5E
Sandwich Tern c.5W
Cuckoo h Upper Cuckmere
Collared Dove 5 a single flighty flock at top of Lane
Swift c.5
Skylark 1
Swallow c.5
House Martin 2
Meadow Pipit c.5
Stonechat 1 juv.
Blackcap h
Lesser Whitethroat 1 + h
Whitethroat c.20
Reed Warbler h
Willow Warbler c.3
Chiffchaff h
Spotted Flycatcher 2
Jay 1
Linnet c.10
Goldfinch c.2
Bullfinch 1 Ditchling Beacon road
Corn Bunting 2

Sunday, 9 May 2004

9th May 2004 Pagham Harbour 5.30am – 7.30am. Falling tide. Dry, cloudy and cold N wind

Little Egret 1
Brent Goose 1
Hobby 1
Ringed Plover c.10
Grey Plover c.5
Golden Plover 1
Knot c.10 some in s/p
Dunlin c.50
Bar-tailed Godwit 1
Common Tern c.3
Swift c.4

Monday, 3 May 2004

3rd May 2004 Beachy 6.15am – 10.15am. Light SW with thick fog rolling in. Cuckmere 10.30 – 12.00

Little Egret 1 Cuckmere
Grey Heron 2
Wigeon 2 (pair) Cuckmere
Eider 6E
Kestrel 1 Cuckmere
Peregrine 1
Oystercatcher c.10
Dunlin 3 Cuckmere
Bar-tailed Godwit c.6 Cuckmere
Whimbrel c.5 Cuckmere
Bonxie 1E
Arctic Skua 1E
Guillemot 2E s/p
Swift c.5 Cuckmere
Swallow c.15
House Martin c.15 Cuckmere
Pied Wagtail 1
Stonechat c.4
Blackcap c.3
Lesser Whitethroat h
Whitehroat c.15
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 1
Spotted Flycatcher 1 Old Trapping Area
Goldfinch c.5
Reed Bunting c.4 Cuckmere
Corn Bunting 3

Sunday, 2 May 2004

2nd May 2004 Beachy 6.15am – 12.15pm. Light NE wind sunny with offshore haze. Ditchling Common 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Diver sp. 2E
Greylag Goose 5 in flight east up Lane
Brent Goose 4E
Eider 2 on sea
Scoter c.20E
Bonxie 1E
Arctic Skua c.3E
Pomarine Skua 2E very distant but appeared slow methodical flight
Black-headed Gull c.50E
Little Tern c.25E
Sandwich Tern c.100E
Commic Tern c.700E
Wryneck 1 found just east of Belle Toute Wood perching in dead pine tree for c.5 mins. Buff throat, black line down center of crown and mantle. Feeding on ground. Ex.
Swallow c.10
Pied Wagtail 1
Nightingale 2 singing on Ditchling Common. Very rufous-brown upperparts and tails.
Wheatear 1
Blackcap c.5
Lesser Whitethroat h
Whitethroat c.25
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff c.3

Saturday, 1 May 2004

1st May 2004 Beachy Head 6.15am – 2.00pm, Arlington 2.30 - 3.30pm. Overcast and misty becoming sunny with light SW wind

Red-throated Diver c.1E
Diver sp. 2E
Great Crested Grebe c.10 Arlington
Fulmar c.5
Gannet c.15E
Cormorant c.1E
Grey Heron 1 Arlington
Shelduck c.3E
Pintail 1 Arlington
Scoter c.25E
Buzzard 1
Large Falcon sp1 distant from Beachy Head Hotel – looked large and lanky being long-winged and long-tailed. Uppersurface of tail pale brown, upperwings appeared darker brown. Underparts appeared dark. Really too distant to see much detail.
Whimbrel c.25 including 2 in the top field next to the Cattle Field
Bar-tailed Godwit 2
Bonxie 1E
Black-headed Gull c.40E
Kittiwake c.20
Little Tern 1E
Sandwich Tern c.10
Commic Tern c.150E
Auk sp. C.5
Collared Dove. C.3
Swift c.20 Arlington
Swallow c.10
House Martin c.20 Arlington
Pied Wagtail 2
Redstart 1 glimpsed flying away near gulley
Wheatear 1 looked large so probably Greenland
Stonechat c.4
Garden Warbler 1
Blackcap 1 female
Lesser Whitethroat 2 + 1h
Whitethroat c.25
Sedge Warbler 1  
Willow Warbler 5
Chiffchaff c.8
Long-tailed Tit 1
Linnet c.20
Goldfinch c.5
Greenfinch c.5
Corn Bunting 1